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Address: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture

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Nice restaurants, even food stalls

I just roamed around this area for a while, as I didn't have much time, but I found the place to be interesting: there's a small square where everybody (tourists) congregate; on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I just roamed around this area for a while, as I didn't have much time, but I found the place to be interesting: there's a small square where everybody (tourists) congregate; on both side streets from here, you'll find lots of restaurants and shops offering Kobe products. You will also find many food stalls offering various kinds of Japanese street... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was enjoyable to walk up and down the Chinatown street, looking to choose a restaurant from one of the many there. The Chinese decorations are very colourful and the atmosphere is great. We chose a very nice place and had a great dinner there. Worth a look and a bite if you're in Kobe for a couple of days.

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Ashiya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Travellers - both domestic and international - flock to this busy, colourful are that pulses with life at any hour of the day. There are so many good restaurants that it is difficult to make a choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have visited this China Town 4 months ago .When I stayed Kobe I feel very inconvenient to talk with any Japanese due to language obstacle ,I found all of them no speak English ,it's a real frustration for us .Both I and my wife no speak Japanese you know. We walk to the beautiful and clean street depend the... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Worth checking out if happen to be nearby. I found it to be a bit small compared to the other Chinatowns that I'm used to. Colorful with some interesting places to eat.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It is not necessarily a Chinatown. Actually, it is more like a collection of Chinese Restaurants in a Japanese street with lots of Chinese decorations. Anyway, the food was pretty nice. So, If you would like to have some Chinese food you can stop by.

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Suwon, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Red and golden color covered street in Kobe. We stayed in Okura Kobe hotel, we walked from hotel to China town and continued to motomachi shopping street and reached to Sogo department store of Sannomiya station. It's good distance to enjoy this area. Nankinmachi street is full of Chinese style restaurants. Good to try some simple dumplings or fries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I'll start by saying that I've been to quite a few Chinatowns in the States: Chicago, where I grew up, New York, San Fran, and Yokohama. That being said, I wouldn't visit if I'm not interested in Chinese food, grew up with access to a Chinatown, or if it's not Chinese New Year's. There's also a shopping arcade nearby, though... More 

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Senior Contributor
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Don't buy the first thing you see, walk atleast a lap down town and check out all the stores before buying. The food in the centre of Chinatown are better than most at the start of the street, most of the stores serves the same type of foods so keep an eye out for the lines.

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Takarazuka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

三宮から徒歩圏内の中華街(南京町)毎年旧暦のお正月には春節祭が行われステージがあったり迎春餐があったりと楽しめます。もちろん普段でも中国語が飛び交って異国情緒満点!!横浜中華街よりは小規模ですが、コンパクトにまとまっているので観光しやすいです 有名店から屋台まで色々味わえますし、中華食材・中華小物も揃っているのでお買い物も楽しめます。 KOBE( ChinaTown )NANKIN MACHI There are 100 different shops.Chinese food stands,restaurant and fancy goods shops.

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